Last edited 23 Jul 2017

Conservation articles and news

10 Days to submit for IHBC Student Award 2018 with up to £5000 to be won

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Photo: Colin Higgs ( from Hilary Wyatt’s winning submission to the 2016 IHBC Student Award, on historic marine infrastructure.

The IHBC’s 2017 Gus Astley Student Award closes on 31 July, so if you have relevant coursework be sure to submit it online and on time.

Meet the IHBC national officers online

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Following their election at the IHBC’s AGM in Manchester, the institute’s officers summary details have been posted on the IHBC’s website.

IHBC welcomes Appeal Court timely reaffirmation of legislation over policy

IHBC’s Policy Chair said: ‘This judgement…. makes clear the importance of up-to-date development plans, and that the NPPF is not the over-riding consideration in every planning decision’.

HESPR top pick of the week

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Consultant for Stage 2 HLF bid for Mansfield Townscape Heritage Scheme, closing 7 August, valued at £70,000.

Listing of Humber Bridge and Philip Larkin house celebrates the heritage of Hull

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Humber Bridge joins top 2.5% of listed buildings on the 36th anniversary of its official opening by The Queen, as 9 new listings are added during Hull City of Culture 2017.

Scottish Government launches consultation on socio economic duty

In 2017, Scotland will become the first part of the UK to introduce the ‘socio-economic duty’ and a consultation paper is a key way to get the implementation right.

Historic England seeks advice and guidance on advice and guidance

The online survey’s objective is to review HE’s online advice and guidance to find out if the right information is being provided to the right people in the most effective way.

Archikids Festival - free architecture festival for kids and families in London

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From 22 - 23 July 2017 free architecturally-inspired activities and workshops will be held, led by architects, artists and designers for kids and their families to explore the city.

Economic boost for the north of England as HS2 routes confirmed


Transport Secretary Chris Grayling confirms Britain’s high-speed rail lines to the north-west, East Midlands and Yorkshire will give the North of England a huge economic boost.

Heritage funding in England and Scotland tops £486 million

Two reports detail the amount of financial support the EU has provided to heritage in England and Scotland between 2007-2016, together identifying more than £486 million.

Civic Voice makes Special Award for Development in a Conservation Area

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To mark the 50th anniversary of the Civic Amenities Act 1967 Civic Voice has awarded 3 Special Awards to projects from across England for enhancing a conservation area.